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Legend of Hua Buqi (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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Legend of Hua Buqi (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

I Will Never Let You Go poster

AKA: I Will Never Let You Go

 

  • Genre: Wuxia, Historical Fiction, Romance, Time Travel (?)
  • Release Date 8 January 2019
  • Original: China, Based on the Novel
  • CDrama: 51 Episodes

Cast:

  • Ariel Lin as Hua Bu Qi
  • Vin Zhang as Chen Yu//Lian Yi Ke
  • Austin Lin as Dong Fang Shi
  • Xing En as Mo Ruo Fei
  • Sun Kris as Yun Lang

I am super excited for this drama as it starts two reliable leads.  Ariel Lin, a Taiwanese actress who was last seen in Old Boy last year but five years ago in a historical drama, Prince Lan Ling Wang.  She is very charismatic.

The male lead is Vin Zhang or Zhang Bin Bin is equally charismatic that he often steal the scenes when he appears.

However, he had made several dramas, whether in the lead or as a supporting cast, and he tends to lose the girl in the end.

Hope this drama has a happy ending, but then again when there is a legend in the title it usually means the life and death of the character. 🙂

Be that as it may, I am looking forward to this drama which is coming this 8 January 2019.  Please subbers, I beseech you to translate the episodes in English!

7 January 2019

It has been announced that this drama has been licenced to Viki.  Yey, we are assured of subtitles.  Rejoice.

Episode 1

Currently reviewing this drama in its raw form, did not understand a word but hey action speaks louder than word.  LOL

Anyway, the drama started with the Xue manor being ransacked.  A heavily pregnant woman and her older brother barely got away.

After running in some hazardous terrain from their pursuer, they got into a shack where the woman gave birth to a baby girl.

Their situation is rather grim.  The  woman said that it was karma.  Her newly born daughter apparently is rather special.  She will cause chaos unto herself and others when she has grown up because everyone would want her usefulness.  The mother decided that it would be kinder to kill the baby but her brother stopped her and took the baby away from her.

The soldiers and their chasers are getting nearer so the man left with the child as the woman was bleeding profusely, too weak to move.

She dies as the soldiers got to her.  Apparently, the woman was in some sort of relationship with her pursuer.  He wanted her to be his concubine but she cheated on him.

Six years later, the Uncle Jiu and Hua Bu Qi lived a very sorry life.  To make a living, they would busk as the girl sings like an angel.

Unfortunately, the other beggars were not happy that they were making money.  Uncle Jiu was beaten up but luckily a dog, Aqua, (ah Huang) came to the rescue.

More years later, the girl is now a young lady, dressed in rags from head to toe.  But she seemed the most cheerful and rather opinionated girl.

She has a good head for business.  With her cart, she delivers and procures goods like wine, food, and clothes to be sold.

While pushing her cart, she got waylaid by a storyteller, who was recounting stories about a folk hero. Lian Yi Ke.  He had his audience spellbound with his stories how Lian Yi Ke had a 10 arrows bow..  She can’t help but stay and listen.

Among the crowd was a gorgeous man, our lead,  who was rather intrigued by the rag girl who corrected him when he said that the stories are exaggerations and lies.

The gorgeous man is Chen Yu who has a persona which dresses up in mask and ninja warrior attire.  He becomes Lian Yi Ke, champion of the people.  Chen Yu is newly arrived at this market town.  He had been tasked by his father to look for his illegitimate daughter by Xue Fei.  Of course, the purported daughter was Hua Bu Qi.

From the window of his room in an inn, he saw that bandits will be hijacking caravans of medicinal herbs which were to go to Feiyun.

As Lian Yi Ke, he was fighting with the bandits when the rag girl with her pushcart got into the middle of the fight.  Lian Yi Ke ended up using her as a part weapon to high-kick the bandits as well as to protect her.

When the fight was over, he noticed the rag girl without her hood.  She was a beautiful young lady.  For a minute or two he just stared at her and fell in love (I think)  She stared back and worshipped him for being her hero, Lian Yi Ke.

He rewarded her with a tael of silver.  She wanted to be with him longer but he had to go.

Well, the first episode is already interesting with enough action that you can follow the story despite the lack of subtitle.

There is also sizzling chemistry between the leads.  It is hard to believe that Ariel Lin is 36 while Vin Zhang is only 25.  Ariel Lin is so well preserved.   She gets more beautiful as she ages.  Hope this drama is subbed soon.  Come Viki!

Episode 2

Rag Girl Hua Bu Qi’s Uncle Jiu had been suffering from a chronic cough for years.  He collapsed while trying to eat after getting really upset and worried at having found out that Hua Bu Qi had been flouting all his.instructions.

Time and again he had told her to stick to begging, always dress in rags and keep her face dirty or covered.  She must not make herself stand out.

Hua Bu Qi cannot understand why she and her uncle needed to live like paupers, eat proceeds from begging alone when she can now make a living by buying and selling and everything else.

Rag Girl went to get the local doctor, who cannot do anything anymore for her seriously ill uncle.  She begged the doctor.

He recommended that perhaps she should approach the kindly Master Lin of Youlon Manor. who is a master herbalist and pharmacist.  Master Lin has apparently concocted a herbal pill that can ressurect someone from the dead.

Rag Girl wasted no time, she went to the manor and begged to see Master Lin.  She was so desperate she even offered herself as part payment for the expensive herbal pill.

But the guard won’t let her into the manor.

The intrepid Rag Girl climbed up a wall to get in.

At that moment gorgeous male lead, Chen Yu, was with Master Lin.

Master Lin has previously found out that Chen Yu was a prince.

The Rag Girl without further ado threw herself prostrate in front of Master Lin.  She then asked if she can have the herb that could make Ninth Uncle better.

They all looked at her as if she were mad.

She ended up being thrown out of the manor.

She was crying over her very ill uncle when she noticed the masked man at the doorway.  He then threw a vial towards her.  It was the rare herbal medicine she wanted.  She quickly gave the meds to her uncle.

The masked man disappeared as fast as he had appeared when she went to look for him.

Her uncle got better, he had become the spritely man that he was.  Her uncle told her that it was about time that they return to the capital. She was old enough to find out about her background.

They were preparing their stuff to bring to the capital when a large number of assailants came barging in into their hovel.   They were determined to terminate both uncle and niece, despite of their order to keep the girl alive.

The ninth uncle was prepared to defend his niece as he promised his dying sister.  Despite being really good in martial arts, in the end Zhu Hua, the ninth was defeated as there were just too many of the assassins.

But before he drew his last breath he left instructions to Hua Bu Q that she has to stay alive and not let those people get her.  He also sadi that she should take the pottery and go to a pawn shop located in South Lane in the Capital City.  She should look for Mr Zhu and hand him the pottery.

Episode 3

As Uncle Jiu was dying, Hua Bu Qi was running for her life and being chased by the black cloak people who attacked her uncle.

They were able to corner Hua Bu Qi by a cliff.  She would rather die and join her uncle in death than captured by the black-clad people.  So she jumped into the cliff but immediately rescued by Lian Yi Ke, who took her to a cave to rest and hide after he hurt the First Miss, the leader of the black cloak people, who has a crescent mark on her chest.

Hua Bu Qi was very upset and concerned that her uncle’s body might become dinner for wolves so she tried to get back to their shack.

She was stopped by Lian Yi Ke, who said that everyone was looking for her and if she does not want to get caught then she had to stay put in while he goes to find her uncle’s body.

She waited but she saw a couple of black-clad men heading towards the cave.

So she left and saw her dog Aqua (Ah Huang) who led her back to the Yaoling Manor.

She saw the madam of the house and with the help of Aqua, they put up a very sad and dramatic story that the madam instructed to the servants to give Hua Bu Qi a room to stay.

It was quite a nice room too.

At the dead of the night, she left the manor to meet up with Lian Yi Ke where he led her to the grave he made for her uncle.

She thanks Lian Yi Ke profusely and told him that she was heading to the capital soon with the creepy, playboy and arrogant Chen Yu, the exact opposite of Lian Yi Ke.  Lian Yi Ke/Chen Yu does not know whether to be insulted or not.

Back at the manor, Hua Bu Qi had been given a maid’s uniform and now part of the household as a servant.

Master Lin found out the Hua Bu Qi was the missing daughter of the Seventh Prince, so from being a maid, she was immediately upgraded as part of the family with her own plush room.

Unfortunately for her, she felt like a prisoner as she was guarded by her own maids everywhere she goes.

One night she tried to sneak out but her maids were there.  She told them that she wanted to go for a walk.

They then saw a commotion in the courtyard.  A ninja warrior was surrounded by the manor guards.

The maids run away leaving Hua Bu Qi alone.  She took her chance and left but she got caught up in the fight between the Ninja man (Long Qing in Ever NIght), Yun Lang and the manor guards.

A most unfortunate thing happened, Aqua protecting Hua Bu Qi was killed by Yun Lang.  So sad.

Sorrowful, Hua Bu Qi buried Aqua, feeling that she is now completely all alone in the world.

Episode 4

Thinking that Yun Lang is dead, Hua Bu Qi went back to remove the mask from him to find out how he looked like, the man who killed Aqua.

He grabbed her and took her into one of the rooms in the Yeolong villa.  He then asked her to help him bind his bleeding shoulder.

She got away from him pretending that she was complacent.  She locked him in the room and then she started shouting for the guards saying that she’s found the thief.

She really made him miserable and told her that he will be back and she will pay.

With all the commotion, Hua Bu Qi quickly got away and ended up in her old shack she shared with her 9th Uncle.

She found a very pretty man tending to his injured servant.

As the guard from Yeolong was upon her, she made out that the thief was those inside the shack.

She then got away and ended up in the cave once again, where the pretty man, the young master of Mo, Mo Ruofei found her.

Mo Ruofei became interested in her being the purported illegitimate daughter of the Seventh Prince.

The promise of a golden bowl from Mo Ruofei convinced Hua Bu Qi to go back to the Yeolong Villa with him.

Master Lin had a conversation with Hua Bu Qi, where she told him that she is not suitable as his concubine.

Master Lin laughed.  He told her the truth.  That she was the daughter of the seventh Prince and he will be sending her to him once all the confusions are sorted out.  In the meantime, he told her to stay at his villa, where she will be safe.

The Fourth Sister of the villas started instructing Hua Bu Qi in etiquettes and manners.

Episode 5

I love this episode.  I love the action bit.  The choreography is amazing and an absolute delight to see.

It was agreed that Mo Ruofei will Hua Bu Qi to the capital.

On their way,  they were attacked by the Black Clad people, where Mo Ruofei was severely injured.

At the last minute, Lian Ki Ye appeared to the rescue and took Bu Qi away to escort near the capital.

If Bu Qi is the daughter of the seventh prince and Chen Yu is also the only son of the seventh prince then that would make Bu Qi Chen Yu’s half-sister?!!!

Episode 6

Thank goodness, it was made more clear in this episode that Chen Yu and Bu Qi are not blood related.

The Seventh prince (duke) first appeared in episode one where he was pursuing Xue Fei.  He told her that she could have been his royal concubine but she won’t have it and instead had had to have an affair resulting to her pregnancy.

Xue Fei did say (Episode 1) that she did not matter to the seventh prince because all he wanted was the Bi YouTian (whatever that is?)

Hooray, Hua Bu Qi and Chen Yu can have a loving relationship if they wanted to but of course this is a drama so it would be during the halfway period before they find out.

At the moment, Chen Yu is fighting his attraction to Bu Qi but he just can’t help himself.

Poor Bu Qi was confined to the firewood warehouse by an extremely annoyed Jiangsheng, the close confidant/manservant of Mo Ruofei because he blamed her for the injury suffered by his master.

Ruo Fei was in bed being treated for a serious stomach stab/slash wound by his mother.

Ruo Fei had once told Hua Bu Qi that they have a history together.

Apparently, Ruo Fei’s father fell in love at first sight with Xue Fei.  Xue Fei had such an impact to Master Mo that when his first child was born his wife was happy to have their child named after Xue Fei, that is how Mo Ruo Fei got his name.  It might be possible that he and Bu Qi are siblings.

It doesn’t look as the mother is really happy about her husband’s attraction to Xue Fei because she was looking at Bu Qi rather suspiciously.

The news that Hua Bu Qi is now in the capital has reached the Seventh Prince.  He called his concubine and Chen Yu to an audience.  He told them that he plans to have Bu Qi live with them.

The main concubine agreed immediately but Chen Yu said ‘over his dead body’ because having Bu Qi in the manor is a mega-slap to his dead mother who suffered by the seventh prince obsession of Xue Fei and his ‘illegitimate daughter’

Despite moaning about Bu Qi, he can’t help himself checking up on her whether she was doing fine or not and later found out that she was far from ok

He saw Bu Qi left starved and locked in the dirty woodshed.  She was so desperate she was about to eat a mouse but Lian Yi Ke hiding in the roof said that he would bring her fried chicken and he did.

Ruo Fei is getting better and the first thing he thought of was Bu Qi.  Having found out that Bu Qi is being locked up as a prisoner, he got up to find her.  He is so cute.

Bu Qi’s life is continuously being threatened by so many.

Episode 7

I love, love, love this drama.

Anyway, this episode is the revelation of Hua Bu Qi’s real father.

The Seventh Prince had come to meet Hua Bu Qi.  Upon seeing her, he declared that she was his beloved missing daughter, the spitting image of XueFei.

Bu Qi was trying to reach some berries when she almost fell into the pond, but Chen Yu was just in time to fly down to save her.

He warned her not to even think of going to Duke’s  Manor.  He then pulled her belt and pushed her into the pond which his father had witnessed.

His father shouted at him.  He dove into the pond to rescue Hua Bu Qi.  He told her that was just a taster.  If she goes to the manor, she is dead.

Anyway, seeing that there’ll be trouble if the Duke takes her back to his manor, he told her to stay at the Mo Manor for now.

Mo Ruofei liked her so much that he said she will be his true little sister.  He would ask his mother to adopt her into the Mo family.  She will be the Second sister of the family.

Unbeknown to them, Ruofei’s mother secretly hated the idea and hated Bu Qi even more.

Once upon a time, Lady Mo was the most beautiful woman in the capital..  She was so beautiful that many wanted to marry her, including a handsome young man, Mo Baixing, who came to beg her father her hand in marriage.  He promised that he would only love her and would never take a concubine.

But XueFei happened.

Zhu Xua left Xue Fei for Mo Baixing to look after as the Duke had been after her.

Unfortunately, the married Mo Baising fell in love with Xue Fei.  One drunken night, he forced himself to XueFei and made her pregnant.

Devastated and jealous RuoFei’s mother sent her back to the Xue Manor.

Seeing that her husband continued to be obsessed with XueFei, that he even named their precious baby after the woman, RuoFei’s mother instructed that Xue Manor should be burnt to the ground.

After the death of Xue Fei, Mo Baixing was a different man, he pined for Xue Fei and in front of his wife, while clutching his drawing of Xue Fei, he drew his last breath.

Now she instructed Uncle Mo to poison Hua Bu Qi.

Episode 8

There are four very influential ‘families’ who were at truce but behind the scene were fighting each other.  At the moment, these families (Mo, Youlong, Mingyue, & Feiyun) were after Bu Qi.

The leader of Mingyue has ordered the massacre of Master Lin and his family (Youlong) but at the last minute he let off the son and daughter of Master Lin and tasked them to ensure Bu Qi’s good health.  He knew that his own clan would like to kill Bu Qi.

Bu Qi had been getting tonic from the personal assistant(PA) of the Mo matriarch.  The tonic regularly given to her is being poisoned.  Thank goodness Bu Qi found out almost immediately when she unexpectedly saw the PA adding some powder to her tonic.  Though she cannot really refuse the tonic as it was specially ordered by the Mo Matriarch to prepare for her, Bu Qi had become rather inventive in getting rid of it.

It was the nearing the New Year, Mo Ruo Fei showered Bu Qi with gifts including clothes, hair accessories, pieces of jewelry and rouges.  I think this is a clue that Ruo Fei is really a girl because she was really excited about the present she brought in.  She was telling Bu Qi the exact colours of the blushes and helping her with the hairpins.  She was really excited more than Bu Qi.  🙂

The Mingyue family has twin assassins.  One of them has infiltrated the Mo family in the guise of a new maid, Qing’er.

She arranged that the New Year fireworks that would go off from atop a totem pole where it would spew coins as bonuses for the servants had an added surprise to it.  Qing’er and her couple of minions put some explosive balls with it.  Bu Qi was given the honour of lighting the firecrackers and she almost died when she fell from the top of the totem.  She was going to be finished off by the Qing’er if not for Ruo Fei being quick to get to Bu Qi.

Qing’er was quick witted.  She pretended that she was so worried out Bu Qi that she rushed toward her immediately.

Episode 9

Ruo Fei found his mother telling Bu Qi to get better but Ruo Fei suspected that the accident was all his mother’s doing.  He went to speak to his mother who confessed that she does not like Bu Qi deep down but she would not kill her.

Ruo Fei found Qing’er trying to put ointment behind her sore bruised elbow.  Ruo Fei helped her to do it.

Upon hearing that Bu Qi was hurt, Chen Yu volunteered to visit her instead of his father.  But the visit did not go well as they always end up fighting.

Chen Yu told her that she was so uncouth with no manners whatsoever.

Bu Qi was equally upset and told him to go to his mother for etiquette because he will not find it with her.

Chen Yu saw red that Bu Qi would even mention her.  He grabbed her by the throat but Bu Qi said that it was not his fault that his father loved her mother more than anyone else.

To punish Bu Qi, he took her most precious begging bowl and then left much to the anger of Bu Qi.

She can’t be parted with her bowl as it was her only remember from her beloved Uncle Jiu and it would also reveal who she really was.  With this in mind, she tried to get out of the Mo Manor to go to the Duke’s Pavilion to retrieve the bowl.

She climbed a wall but she fell and lost consciousness.

The Mo Manor was again in upheaval looking for Bu Qi.

Yun Lang of Feiyun, is a cousin of Ruo Fei.  He came for a visit to evade his father who would skin him alive for his latest misdemeanor.

Yun Lang helped in the search of Bu Qi and found her by the bottom of a wall.  He realised that she was the girl at Youlong who almost got him killed.

Episode 10

At last the Duke’s ill-health and emotional blackmail finally worked on Chen Yu.  He agreed that Bu Qi could move in the pavilion.

Meanwhile, Bu Qi was well enough to meet her rescuer.  She was surprised and angered to know that it was the man who killed Aqua, her beloved dog.

Ruo Fei left Bu Qi to Yun Lang not knowing about the history of the two.

Bu Qi told him that he killed her dog, he said he did not but she almost got him killed.  They were having an almost flirtatious altercation that it ended with Yun Lang giving her kiss on her cheek and told her that he was going to marry her.  Awww

Full of bravado, Bu Qi once again thought of a way to escape the Mo Manor and she did it by hiding under a rubbish cart, which was being wheeled out.

She asked a beggar girl to exchange clothes and then she proceeded to the pawn shop to seek Mr Zhu.

She managed to find the pawn shop but did not have much lack without her begging bowl.

Ruo Fei and Yun Lang finally found Bu Qi again and brought back to the Mo Manor.

She was then told to get clean up as she was being fetched by the Royal Concubine to go to the Duke’s Pavilion.

When she got to the pavilion, poor Bu Qi met the same fate as when she first got to Mo Manor.  She was locked in a deserted storage room.

Chen Yu found out about it and was rather concerned.  He said to the concubine that if anything happens to Bu Qi, she will answer to the Duke.

The concubine said that she was just taming Bu Qi and will let her out in a couple of days.

Bu Qi can’t be tamed, she found a way out by escaping through the roof.  She would have hurt herself badly once again if Chen Yu did not catch her falling down.

He pretended that he was annoyed that she was in the pavilion and warned her not to get too comfortable because she will be out soon.

Bu Qu reassured him that she would not want to stay but she was rather hungry.

Chen Yu dismissed her request for food but secretly went to the palace’s kitchen to get the cook prepare snack for her, which she enjoyed tremendously.

The next day, she got her revenge with the servant who locked her in.  She locked them back when they came to get her from the room.

Bu Qi finally met up with the duke who was so happy to see her.

Chen Yu said he will look after his little sister.

Episode 11

It was the lantern festival and the emperor was in attendance.

Everyone had put their money on Mingyue winning the lantern contest but Bu Qi was ever so loyal to Ruo Fei that she tried to sabotage the presentation of the Mingyue float by going on board and tried to interfere with the heavenly dancing.

What Bu Qi found out was that the main dancer was the first sister of Mingyu, the twin of Qing’er.  The dancer was Qingwu and she was the leader fo the black-clad people who almost killed Bu Qi.

Qingwu threw Bu Qi out of the float and Chen Yu was there to save her.

In the end, Mingyu won the contest.

Episode 12

The Seventh Prince is getting worse especially after witnessing the song and dance of Qingwu during the lantern festival.

The seventh prince said that he was not too sure whether Xie Fei did die as they can’t find her body afterward.

Apparently, it was only Xie Fei and the prince knew of the song and dance she did to bid him au revoir before we went into battle on a moonlit night many years ago.  Has Mingyue taken Xie Fie body?!!!

Apparently, Xie Fei is a man-magnet, even the leader of Mingyue fancied her rotten.

Qingwu was invited to dance and sing for the seventh prince to make him well as Chen Yu suspect that there is something in the song and dance that made his father worst.

Qingwu danced beautifully and enticingly but there was no effect to the prince, he remains poorly.

Qingwu was asked to stay for a few days within the 7th prince palace as the Chen Yu was investigating her as the assassin leader who wanted to kill Bu Qi.

Bu Qi tried to get the proof from Qingwu, She sneaked in while Qingwu was having a bath but she can’t really see clearly from she was hiding.

BuQi was rescued by Chen Yu from being found out by Qingwu.

Qingwu though suspected that it was Bu Qi who was spying on her and they ended up having a fight.  Bu Qi slapped her, Qingwu kicked Bu Qi rather hard and fell a few steps.

Chen Yu found them with the noble concubine.  Bu Qi was going to be punished but she pretended to faint.  She pretended a couple more times and then she was really feeling faint which alarmed Chen Yu.  The leads have oodles of chemistry.  So cute.

Episode 13

Episode 14

Episode 15

Episode 16

Bu Qi finally found out that Lian Yi Ke is none other than Chen Yu.

They are both in bits knowing that they love each other more than brother and sister.  Ariel Lin was so good as a broken-hearted girl.

After playing meek and gentle servant girl, Qing’er grabbed her chance and slashed Ruo Fei with a poison knife.

He is now on death’s door.

Episode 17

With Ruo Fei being gravely ill, this became the last straw for his mother.  She invited Hua Bi Qi to pray in their family shrine.

Mother Mo with her devoted manservant served soup to Bu Qi.

Bu Qi knew the soup was poisoned so she made every excuse not to partake and to leave but they won’t let her until it became rather physical.

The forced fed the poisoned soup to Bu Qi.

They told her that she was an illegitimate daughter of Ruo Fei’s father.

Mo Ruo Fei was miraculously cured by the Youlong boy who came to live at Mo manor with his sister.

Ruo Fei was as good as new.  He noticed his mother’s manservant coming out of Bu Qi’s room.  There he found Bu Qi weakened and death-pain.

Ruo Fei was desolate.  He really loved Bu Qi and taken her into his heart as a sister.  He was so ashamed of what was done to Bu Qi by his mother, he could not even look at her.  This scene was so heartrending.  Crying time.  The Youlong healer boy said that he could not do anything for Bu Qi anymore.

Bu Qi was all forgiving and said that she was happy Ruo Fei was her real brother,

It was just a matter of time for Bu Qi.

Yun Lang went to visit Bu Qi and found her spewing blood on the floor.  This is another sad scene.  He was holding Bu Qi tightly and he knew she was dying and there was no one on hand to help.

Until a servant came to feed Bu Qi a tablet.

The tablet made Bu Qi rest in peace!  Is our Hua Bu Qi dead?

Episode 18

The maid was from Mr Zhu pawnshop.  She quickly explained to Yun Lang that Bu Qi is safer ‘dead’ than remain at the Mo Manor.

Bu Qi ‘died’ she was not breathing, no pulse nor heartbeat as confirmed by their the manor’s physicians, including the Youlong brother.

Mo Ruofei was very upset but still has to cover his mother’s misdeed.

She went to the 7th Prince to relay the sad news which was overheard by a disbelieving Chen Yu.  He handsomely rode his horse to the Mo Manor to see Bu Qi, who was already laid in a coffin.  Chen Yu was absolutely heartbroken for someone who made Bu Qi’s life rather miserable at times.

The 7th Prince also came to view the body and asked for the second opinion that Bu Qi is indeed dead.

The Youlong sister examines Bu Qi by using acupuncture needles.  She looked puzzles which were noticed by Chen Yu.  But in the end, Youlong sister declared that Bu Qi is dead.

When everyone left with only Yun Lang remaining on a vigil, Youlong sister came to kneel by him.  The Youlong sister, who has a massive crush on Yun Lang somehow managed to get the truth out of Yun Lang but she promised to keep it as a secret.

Bu Qi was buried.  Ruo Fei was very sorry and ashamed.

Again Yun Lang stayed at the grave site.

But a ninja warrior gang came to disturb the peace.

The leader was the maid from Mr Zhu’s pawnshop.

They quickly took Bu Qi’s body.

Episode 19

Poor Chen Yu was desperately sad.  He was crying his heart out, in front of his friend.

All of a sudden he wanted to see Bu Qi.  They rode to the grave site, where Chen Yu saw the rabbit lantern, beloved by Bu Qi as it was given to her by Lian Yi Ke.  He noticed that there was some writing underneath.  He visibly cheered up as it was evidence that Bu Qi is not dead.  He started digging the soil with his hands, his friend tried to stop him but it was no used.

The finally got to the tomb and opened Bu Qi’s coffin, which was empty.

Now more than ever he believes that his beloved Bu Qi is alive.

Well not quite alive, because the Mr Zhu’s people can’t revive Bu Qi.  Doctors had come and go shaking their heads.

And then Mr Zhu went to look for another doctor, who was seeing a patient, a pregnant woman who was comatose, her baby was just too big to deliver.  The doctor said that it was impossible but stopped by the arrival of a young good looking man, who took over from the doctor.  He took some acupuncture needles and used them on the woman, he then carried her into a room and locked themselves from the others.  From another medical pouch, he took a surgical knife and deliver a baby through Caesarian.

Mr Zhu was so impressed he begged the doctor to see Bu Qi but the doctor said he does not do visiting.

Mr Zhu went back to the manor and told them about the super-medicine man.  There was nothing that can be done but to kidnap him and they did.

The doctor was rather reluctant at first but he saw his patient, a beautiful lifeless Bu Qi.  He smiled and did his bit.  Suddenly Bu Qi opened her eyes but went straight back to sleep.

The doctor was Dong Fang Shi, who said that Bu Qi is just now sleeping and will wake up soon.

They paid him but he retained the money and just looked at Bu Qi rather enigmatically.

 

 

 

 

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  • Pantila Win Pansirithanachote as Parichat

Episode 1

The episode started with the aftermath of a bomb explosion where they had to save several casualties.

Karakade was a nurse at the scene supporting Dr Nipit.

One of the victims was a little girl who was not breathing anymore.  Karakade could not just give up even if Dr Nipit had more or less declared the girl dead.  Karakade applies oxygen and continued CPR amidst the desolate crying of the girl’s parents.  Kade’s effort was rewarded as the girl started breathing again.

Back at the hospital, could be a military hospital, Kade was praying at her dad’s portrait on the wall of the hospital.  She told him that she did well that day and she wishes she could have been a doctor just like him.

Dr Nipit or Nit was with her reminding her that she was like her mother who was a very able nurse just like her.

Dr Nit might have been her fiance, who was very upset as he did not get the scholarship for a further study in Germany.

He was very bitter that the grant was given to a doctor who could well afford to pay for his own study anywhere in the world.  It did not help that the man who got it was rather oily and arrogant.

Later that day, a patient was brought in.  Their usually fairly quiet small hospital became a hub of activities from women with full make-up, big hair, and fashionable attire.

The patient was a very rich heir, who had to be operated for appendicitis with complications.

When he got back to his private room, the patient, Orachun was surrounded by women and one of those was his girlfriend, Cattleya/Cat.

Cattleya stayed for a while but decided to go as she was apparently needed at home, much to the disappointment of Orachun or On.

Actually, Cat was going to a party but met up a lover at the hospital carpark.  Cat and Puwadel were having a tonsil hockey in the car so torrid that they did not notice that they were seen by a very shocked nurse.

Orachun proves to be a very demanding patient.  He was insisting to have a drink despite being told that he was nil by mouth until further notice.  He frightened a nurse who begged Kade to sort Orachun out.

Kade is a no-nonsense nurse.  She marched into the room and told Orachun why he can’t have any drink or anything to eat.  She was spectacular. LOL

Even this first episode there was strong chemistry between the two.  Lots of staring, lots of heavy breathing, etc.

Anyway, Kade became the private nurse of Orachun. It looks like she works 24 hours, 7 days a week. (British nurses are complaining but look at this superhuman Kade, LOL)  She had to do everything for him including taking him to the bathroom.  She had to untie his pajamas bottom as it was all tangled up.  Again lots of staring.

He was watching a horror drama set in a hospital, which spooked him.  He called Kade to stay with him as he sleeps saying that he can’t sleep without someone watching over him.  Being a private patient, his request is gold. and he was already aching to kiss her.

It is a cute drama.  Hope next episode is subbed already.

Episode 2

The shares in Orachun’s company was dropping because his mother spoke to reporters that her sone had a part of his intestine taken out rather than saying that it was just an appendicitis.

Fortunately for the business, Catlleya came to the rescue during the press conference hinting that a marriage between her and On was likely to happen.

Side drama, a girl had a backstreet abortion. For some reason, Kade was willing to assist the abortionist until it got out of hand.  She had to call Dr Nit who insisted that the girl had to get proper medical treatment as part of the fetus was still in her uterus which was why she was still bleeding heavily.  This story got more sordid.  When Nit asked Kade why she was even involved, she said that she unwillingly helped the abortionist because the girl was pregnant and raped by her own brother.  Euckkk

Anyway On, despite Cat, is falling for Kade and Nit is starting to get jealous.

 

A-Z Drama & Film Reviews 2018

I have to admit 2018 for me has been majorly about Chinese dramas.

China has brought a lot of good historical/wuxia dramas which have been so entertaining and at times addictive that absence of subtitles had not been a major problem at all.

The drama that had obsessed me a lot for this year was Ever Night. (it was A Love so Beautiful in 2017)  LOL

Having said there were still plenty of gems which were offered through Kdramas, Doramas, Lakorns and from Taiwan.  We have been truly spoilt for choice.

So many dramas, so little time.

A-Z Drama & Film Reviews 2018

A
  • Accidentally In Love is a Chinese drama that is full of charm and comedy.  I have to say when the lead actor dressed as a girl, he was really pretty, prettier than any of the girls in the cast. The story is about a runaway bride, who had to pretend that she was an ordinary girl in looks and not the heiress that she was.  During her adventure, she bumped into a young singing idol superstar who fell for her feisty and cheerful personality.  Cute drama but the ending needed polishing. Mind you, it is ok because it is a happy ending.  A second season is being film right now with completely different cast in a completely different era; it would be historical.
  • An Oriental Odyssey is a Chinese wuxia drama.  It is very watchable to start with but due to it having so many episodes, it got diluted and draggy at the latter part.  The ending is also not so good.  But it is still something that should be included in your list to watch.
  • Ashes of Love is a Chinese drama starring three impossibly gorgeous leads.  It is a very watchable drama in the Greek’s Homeric epic saga with a touch of Shakespearean tragedy.

B

  • Battle Through the Heaven is a Chinese Wuxia.  Love the fighting scenes, it is fast paced but in the end, I lost a bit of interest as the story seemed to be about the lead and the creation of his harem.  I supposed I will go back to continue watching it again when the more interesting dramas become thin on the ground.
  • Bloody Romance is a Chinese historical fiction drama which has a lot to offer. Unfortunatly I was sideline by Legend of Fuyao. LOL  I am to go back watching Bloody Romance one of these days. The lead fermale character was a sold to prostitution by her father.  She was then rescued to be turned into a lethal assassin.

C

  • Cheer Dan is a Japanese cheerleading drama which is a sequel to JETS.  I have to admit I have not seen this drama in full but I have it is my must-watch list as it stars one of my favourite Japanese actress, Tao Tsuchiya.
  • Cinderella Chef is a Chinese historical drama that would make you laugh throughout the course of the series.  The leads and supporting cast delivered excellent action.  Love this drama.  Once to rewatch again.  It is a story of a girl from the 21st century being catapulted to the distant past where she met heroes and bandits which became here clients for her restaurant.  Love the modern twists to historical drama.
  • Come & Hug Me is a Kdrama starring Jang Ki Yong, who shone in Go Back Couple and My Ahjussi.  C&HM is very dark, lots of suspense- a little gem of a drama.
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  • Devilish Joy is a Kdrama about a former singer meeting once again a man who she had a relationship for the briefest of moments.  The man cannot remember her anymore as his memory only last for a day and then reboot again and again.  It is quite a good drama, one to watch.

E

  • Ever Night (Chinese Drama)  I have to admit that this is my favourite drama for 2018.  It is a real treat, the leads are just adorable with an excellent supporting cast, especially the veteran actors.  Watching them feels like you are into something great.  Season 2 with a different male lead and will hopefully be upon as in 2019.

F

  • Flipped is a Chinese drama which has a lot of potentials.  A story about a talented, healer and protector.  It is also a cute love story.

G

  • Good Doctor – This is a Japanese remake of a Kdrama.  It is about a doctor trying to fit in despite his autism and savant syndrome. The Good Doctor is played ably by the gorgeous Kento Yamazaki.
  • Granting You a Dreamlike Life is a Chinese drama about a Chinese Opera singer who is torn between two men.
H
  • Here to Heart is a Chinese drama starring two gorgeous leads in Zhang Hans and Janine Chang.  It is about a couple who broke up when they were young as the girl’s sister had fallen in love with her boyfriend and tried to commit suicide.  The boy was heartbroken, both girls were which concerned their fathers who were friends and who were abroad.  The boy’s father decided to come home to sort everything out but his plane crashed and his wife blamed the girl for what happened. Then 7 years later, the couple meets again and emotion still runs deep…

I

J
  • Just Want to See You Smile is a Chinese drama about a girl who has camera lens aphasia who wanted to be an actress, lol, and actor who pathological fear of touching.  LOL

K

  • King of Blaze is a Chinese drama about an alien who came to China, there meeting the doppelganger of his friends and lovers.

L

  • Like A Flowing River is a Chinese drama starring Wang Kai.  It is a story about three men who went about trying their luck during the economic revolution from 1978 in China.  This drama is a hit in China that a second season is already in the pipeline.
  • Legend of Dugu is a Chinese drama which centers in lives and loves of the Dugu sisters.  Jialou Dugu became also an empress who was promised by her husband that she would be the only woman in his life.  But in the end he was tricked and slept with a doppelganger of her sister.
  • Love Rerun is a Japanese drama about a very introverted woman who had been in love with a childhood friend.  She woke up one day without her memory but she looks fashionable and found out that she had been in a love relationship with a younger man.

M

  • Meteor Garden 2018.  This is a remake of Taiwanese drama, which was a remake of a Japanese drama and then remade by South Korea as well.  It is a story of four flower boys who initially bullied an ordinary girl who then came to love and respect.  It made stars of Dylan Wang, Leon Leong, Ceasar Wu, and Darren Chen.  Shen Yue ensured that she was not just a one-hit wonder.
  • Misty is a KDrama which was so dramatic with so much suspense that you are in suspended disbelief! LOL  Love the top-notch  leads and supporting cast.   Good story is well executed.  Highly recommended.  One of the best on 2018 in Kdramas.
  • My Love From the Ocean is a Chinese drama starring Li Yong Yi.  This drama is roughly based on a Kdrama, My Love from the Star.  Instead of an alien, the girl is a mermaid.

N

  • Negotiator 2018, is a Chinese Drama starring Yang Mi and Zitao.  Drama romance in the business world.

O

  • Oh My Emperor is a time traveling historical romance drama which is a treat for everyone young and old.  It is full of gorgeous young men from a boy band and the lead girl was a delight.
  • Old Boy (Chinese Drama) I love this drama.  It has Ariel Lin as the lead female.

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  • Single Ladies Senior is a Taiwanese drama centering on love and career prospect of women in their late twenties/thirties.
  • Suddenly this Summer is a Chinese drama starring that gorgeous actor, Bai Yu.  He is a genius but was forced to give up his education to start his own business.  The lead girl supported his decision all the way through but he was forced to dump her when his business went bankrupt.
  • Something in the Rain is a Kdrama about a noona falling in love with the younger brother of her best friend.  The real trouble started when her mother found out.  She found the relationship rather putrid at she feels she part brought up the boy and was, in essence, a brother to her daughter and son.  It is a cute drama but I found the lead female characterisation too selfish at times and rather humorless.  Otherwise, the soundtrack makes up for any drama fault.  I did not know Carla Bruni could sing so well and made Stand By your Man her own.

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  • The Ex-Man is a Taiwanese drama starring Rainie Yang and Lan Blue.  They were exes from high-school.  They met again after during a school reunion.  The old sparks were still there.  But is it enough to start over again?!!!
  • The Story of Minglan is a Chinese wuxia starring real life newly weds Zhao Liying and Feng Shao Feng.  Minglan is a daughter of the second concubine of her father.  Minglan has to learn to get along with her siblings and to find true love for a happy ever after.
  • The Dark Lord is a Chinese drama about an ordinary civilian becoming a magistrate helped by his select group of people working for him to fight corruption.
  • Time Teaches Me to Love is a Chinese webdrama starring gorgeous leads.  Song Yiren who played Sang Sang in Evernight and Yan Yu Hao who played Lan Tian in Mr Swimmer.  It is really cute and easy understand despite lack of English sub just yet.
  • The Miracle We Met is a Kdrama which has so much potention to start with but in the end you feel “what just happened?” The ending is not worthy of this excellent drama with the most excellent cast.  Having said that it is still one of the best/interesting Kdrama of the year.  The ost is amazing.  I would often listen to it.

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Legend of Awakening (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Drama

Legend of Awakening (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Legend of Awakening poster

  • Genre: Historical Fiction, Martial Arts, Adventure, Wuxia
  • Release Date: 2019 ???
  • Origin: China, Based on a novel by Butterfly Blue
  • CDrama: Web drama- XX Episodes

Cast:

Quick Precis:

This drama is based on a novel written by Butterfly Blue who authored Yang Yang’s King’s Avatar.

Lu Ping is an orphan, who had been adopted by a martial arts academy.  He and his young friends became young heroes known as the ‘Awakeners’ who were determined to bring peace to their land.

After Ever Night (Season 1) we need another drama from Chen Feiyu, a young charismatic actor.  So looking forward to this.

The Story of Ming Lan (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Drama

The Story of Ming Lan (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

The Story of Ming Lan poster

  • Genre: Historical Costume Drama Fiction, Romance
  • Release Date: X’mas 2018
  • Origin: China
  • CDrama: 73 Episodes

Cast:

  • Zanilia Zhao as Sheng Minglan
  • Feng Shao Feng as Gu Tingye
  • Zhu Yilong as Qi Heng
  • Wang Ziwei as Xiaotao (Minglan’s ladies maid)
  • Shi Shi as Sheng Molan (fourth sister)
  • Wang Renjun as Zheng Changbai (brother)
  • Wang Herus as Sheng Hualan (Eldest sister)
  • Zhang Jianing as Sheng Rulan (Fifth Sister)
  • Zhang Qiao Xian as Sheng Chang Feng (Brother from concubine)

Looking forward to this drama.  The first drama of Zanilia and William Feng as a newly married couple.

Episode 1

This first episode is on the tad boring because the main actors were not in it.

It started when Minglan was a little girl.  She was a daughter of a court official to a concubine, who had been sold to the Sheng household by her family to buy medicine.

Young Minglan being a concubine’s daughter is treated differently from her sisters from the legal wife and his favourite first concubine.

Despite the hardship, Minglan showed resilience and maturity beyond her years.

It was the wedding of her oldest half-sister.  Her dowry included from her betrothed ia wedding goose.

But there was an incident with the goose, lol,  Minglan’s half-brother from the first concubine of her father started gambling the goose away.

The Sheng household was in an uproar as losing the goose is equivalent to losing their face as well.

A young master, a wedding guest from the groom side, was winning the goose then enters young MInglan who was half the height of the young master.

Without saying anything, she shoots an arrow into a tri-mouthed cylinder and everyone was astounded.  She kept getting it right until she equalised with the young master.

The young master then used two arrows to fill two holes of the cylindrical container which earned him a 6-pointer.  Everyone was less jubilant as they reckoned Minglan won’t be able to top it.

She took just one arrow and threw it as high and as far as she could and it went straight to the farthest cylinder which garnered her 10 points.  Minglan won.

At the end of the episode, her half-brother was ‘sacrificed’ by his own mother so that she does not incur the wrath of the legal wife.  He got a beating of 30 lashes.

Episode 2

Minglan had begged her father to come to visit them, which he obliged to do so.  While in their house, Minglan confessed to her father that they suffered from extreme cold as their allocated allowance of coals and other provisions are not being given to them in the right amount.  At night her pregnant mother was so cold they would huddle together to keep warm.

Her father was shocked to know this and went to his legal wife to ask why his third family was not being looked after properly.  He then blamed his wife for insisting to buy him a second concubine to keep up appearances and then neglect them.

His wife explained to him that she was as shocked and it has really nothing to do with her as the one to manage their housekeeping bills and allocation is the first concubine.

The first concubine (FC) was called and she blatantly made up lies that she had instructed the maids to be more careful with the second concubine (SC) as she was pregnant.  The FC said that she suspected the SC’s maid had been stealing the allocation.

They then all went to the house of the SC to search it thoroughly.  They found coals, silver, and food among the maid’s properties.  Everyone really knows that this was a made up charge but no one was really talking to save face and keep peace within the manor.

The maid was going to be beaten to death but the SC and Minglan who adore the feisty maid begged the father to spare the life of the maid.  They said to just dismiss her.

At the middle of this fracas, there was some sad news that the young master (guest) who happens to be the second son of the Marquis of Ningyuan had drown.

There was chaos as how can they explain the death of an important guest to an even important parent.

After a thorough search, they found a decomposing body by the river.  The face was so bloated that it was beyond recognition.

Episode 3

The young master was not dead.  It was his manservant who died after they changed clothing to confuse the assassins.

Anyway, the young master is Gu Tingye who was in a horse-drawn cart when he noticed Minglan running for her life.

Poor Minglan was beside herself with worry as her mother was in labour but no one competent enough was there to tend to her, in fact, they were hindering her.  No one would boil water, no one to give water to her thirsty mother and the midwife ran away.  I think it has all to do with the conniving FC.

Gu Tingye helped Minglan to get the physician but in the end, it was too late.  Her mother was bleeding to death with a huge baby still in her belly.

When is Zanilia and Shao Feng going to appear. I heard the first episodes were not very well patronised in China.  It is probably due to the non-appearance of the leads even at the third episode.

They should have made a series of flashbacks interspersed here and there in succeding episodes.  That would have been more interesting.

But having said that the young Minglan was so adorable, a good actress at such a young age.

Young Gu Tingye was also charismatic.

Episode 4

Seriously, when are the leads gonna appear?!!!

Minglan’s maternal aunt wanted to take her to the family farm but the Zhengs would not allow it as people might talk.

Instead, Minglan will be looked after by the Zheng grandmother, who told off Minglan’s father for embarrassing his first wife in favour of his first concubine.  The grandmother told him that his legal wife was a decent woman, kind-hearted.  The father, who is a magistrate, said that his legal wife was rather scary and complains all the time.  The grandmother said that it was due to all the humiliation she suffered from his hand.

Anyway the grandmother advised him to treat his legal wife better.  He started being friendlier to his wife.

The magistrate was promoted and they had to move to Baijang.

The conniving FC got her way through by pretending to be weak and frail which brings out the caring side to the magistrate who confessed that his mother was also a concubine and they were both maltreated by his father’s legal wife.  So he promised the FC that whatever happened he would always look after her and their two children.

Episode 5

At long last, the leads are here.

The magistrate is now a minister.  During a court meeting, they beg the king to appoint a crown prince since his son had passed and he doesn’t have an heir  It is said that the belly of a nation rests on a succeeding generation of rulers.  The king got very upset mourning his dead son but in the end, he agreed to look into appointing his successor.

Meanwhile, the Grandmother forced the minister to allow Minglan to join in the studies/school.

In class, Minglan studies with her sisters, brothers and Qi Heng.

Qi Heng had taken a particular interest in Minglan but the fourth sister of Minglan had coveted him already and is very jealous of Minglan. and the attention she gets from Qi Heng.

Gu Tingye had also arrived at the scene but he looks like a bit of a hedonist.  He has a concubine and children already.

Episode 6

A potential suitor came to visit the Zheng mansion.  The fourth sister was advised by her mother and ladies’maid to have a look at the son of a marquis.

The fifth and sixth sister saw her behaving rather suspiciously so they followed her.

The saw the men talking about this and that.  Minglan told her sister that she was going back in a rather loud voice so the men noticed them.  The fourth sister pushed her two sisters and fell into the room where the men where talking with their mother and father.

The parents were so embarrassed.  Their father somehow only punished fifth sister and Minglan.  The fifth sister was livid saying that they were pushed by their elder sister, which only annoyed their father.  The fourth sister is his favourite.

To punish the fifth sister, he commanded her to kneel on their ancestral shire for three days.

Episode 7

The minister was determined to punish his two daughters much to the glee of the first concubine and the fourth daughter.

Tingye was being treated like a wastrel by his father especially when he found out that Tingye was keeping a mistress.

Episode 8-9

Gu Tingye had asked his old nurse/nanny to come over and retire in a place he bought for her.  But of course, this was not really the reason.  He wanted his old nanny to supervise Manniang, his mistress and two young children, a boy and a girl.

The nanny told him off for ruining his chances of marrying a girl from a decent family.

The nanny then recounted the story about his own mother.

Tingye’s mother was a merchant daughter. She was considered lowly but rolling in money.  The old Marquis of Gu then forced his son to divorce his legal wife so he could marry the merchant’s daughter for a sizeable dowry which they needed to save themselves from going completely under.

The Merchant’s daughter was unaware of the divorce and the subsequent suicide of the ex-wife.  She was so upset when she found out.  She was on her second pregnancy then but she insisted that she would like a divorce and she would take young Tingye with her, which her husband had ignored since he was born.  She also told her husband that he can keep her dowry of 500,000 taels of silver, she would not ask him to return it.

The current Marquis, her husband, refused and pulled her roughly.  She suddenly started to have contraction but died with her unborn child during labour.

Six months after her death her husband married the sister of his first (ex)wife.

He had treated Gu Tingye ever since indifferently when he was lucky or violently if the father felt like it, which made Tingye lose his way and travel as far away from his father as possible.  Along the way he sated his avarice, including womanising and drinking and carousing in between studying.

The minister’s first wife hired a madam from the palace to teach etiquette and decorum to the Fifth and Sixth sisters.

Again this turned into another contention.  The fourth daughter and her mother are jealous that fifth and sixth are being home-schooled by a very experienced tutor about behaviour which would make them desirable in the marriage market.

The First concubine again cajoled the minister to include their daughter in the tutorial of the two misses.

Awww it has just been announced through a Weibo post from Feng Shao Feng that his family of two with Zanillia will soon be three.  GlobalGranary sends out congratulations.

Episode 10

The fourth Sister joined the study group under the venerable madam from the palace.

During a flower arrangement class, Fourth Sister hugged all the attention of their teacher.  Every time Fifth sister tried to speak, the fourth sister would ask more question from their tutor.

When the tutor took a tea break, but actually listening to what was going inside the schoolroom, the fifth sister gave the fourth sister an earful.  Overdramatic as usual, the fourth sister used tears to make her case as only a concubine’s daughter more pitiable.  She then tried to leave, Minglan trie to intervene.  Saying that they were all sisters and fighting would embarrass their family from their tutor.

Anyway, the tutor found them scorning one another.

The Minister, wife and his concubine came to see what was going on.  The madam said that she needed to find out the truth from the girls.

In the end, she punished them all with 20 hand beatings, so they are treated fairly and no favoritism and to prevent bad feelings to foster among the sisters,

The grandmother called Minglan and talk over the incident and help her put ointment in her hands.  Minglan said that she does not mind the punishment because for once the father realises how being unfair he was with his other daughters.

Episode 11

It’s the Imperial exam and the brother Shengs are participating so were Qi Heng and Gu Tinghe.

Minglan kindly made kneepads for both her brothers, although Chng Feng was rather dismissive of Minglan’s effort.  She also made a pair for Qi Heng, who was ecstatic thinking that he was indeed in the heart of Minglan.

Episode 12 

The result of the imperial exam was out.   The Sheng family was rejoicing as Changbai passed among the top 15 while  Cheng Feng did not pass.  His mother and sister were very upset with him.

Qi Heng did not pass as well.

Tingye’s father found out his son did very well during the exam but due to his supposed penchant of patronising brothels, he was deliberately failed in the exam.  His father was so annoyed especially when he found out that Tingye could not retake the exam until he was 50.

Episode 13

Tingye’s father told him himself that it was the emperor who especially put forward his name not to be allowed to retake the imperial exam at least until he is 50.

Tingye was upset and decided to uproot his young family and the nanny and find somewhere in the countryside to live peaceful normality.

Unfortunately for him, Manniang had other ideas.  She engineered for her young daughter to get out of their house and wander the street towards the Gu Manor.  She then strategically drop her daughter’s necklace right in front of the manor.

They were returning to their house when they were kidnapped by the Marquis’ men.

Manniang and her daughter were taken to see the Marquis.  Manniang introduced her daughter as his granddaughter but the Marquis was unmoved.  He won’t recognised a piece of dirt like her and her children.

He was pontificating about how unsuitable and how she ruined his son’s life when Tiengye appeared.  He told his father that he was not taking abuse from the family anymore especially knowing how his mother died.  The Marquis became rather nervous.

Meanwhile, the Minister’s household was in turmoil as he had not come home for lunch, dinner and the whole night.

They later found out Minister Sheng was confined in a side room in the palace by order of the king.

While this was going on, Legal Wife Sheng was told by the grandmother that she had the run of the house as the master was away.  The Legal Wife used her time to find something that she could punish the first concubine with.

It did not take long to find something at the moment the FC was meeting a man, a realtor as she was hoping to sell some land and properties.

The LW’s minion was quickly on the move.  Before the FC knew what happened, she was bound, gagged and kidnapped back into the Sheng manor.

They forced her to attach her thumbprint into a document and had her beaten, at one point by her own son.

Episode 14

The minister finally had his audience with the king after waiting for some time.  The king said that his people had heard Minister Sheng third son bragging that he support Prince Yan as the successor to the king.

The king took this as upfront to his royal dignity and ability to make his own decision.

The situation has a major effect in his position as minister.

When he got home, they noticed that he was somber.

He then had his son beaten severely.

Episode 15

The Minister had lost confidence with his legal wife and concubine in managing their household accounts. He found out that his legal wife had been lending money with super high interests while his concubine had been using their money to buy shops and selling them for her own benefit.

The Minister went to his mother for advice. She said that she was too old to do the accounts but she recommended her protegee, Mingla to do the accounts.  She is mature for her age of 15 and very sensible as well.

So it was agreed that Minglan should be the new accounts manager.  With her new duties, she was given her own courtyard/office complete with her own retinue of maids provided by Legal Wife and concubine to spy on her.  The grandmother also sent her own maid to manage the servants.

Episode 16

Qi Heng misses Minglan so much and despite visiting Sheng manor, he can never get to see her.

He arranged a polo match that he hoped Minglan and the Shengs would be able to attend and they did.  The polo match is a really a cover for matching eligible girls to eligible bachelors.

Minglan was very happy to see her friend Yanran in the soiree.  They were happily talking together when Yanran of the Yu Family spotted a familiar hairpin.  She was shocked as the hairpin is a part of her dowry that had gone missing from her house.,  It was just a few remaining pieces she got from her mother who passed away.

Yanran said that she must get back the pin at all cost and without much ado, she ender the polo match as one of the riders.

But her team was looking to lose.  Yanran was really upset.  Kind-hearted Minglan said that she will ride for Yanran.

Qi Heng was surprised.  He thought Minglan can’t ride a horse.  He also joined in as her second.  All this was witnessed by Gu Tingye who was unbeatable in polo.  He was persuaded to join in as well for the opposing team.

Tingye said that to make it fair, he will play with his left hand.

Minglan was a revelation.  Even the mothers of bachelors thought so too.

Tiangye was purposely playing under par, therefore Minglan’s team won and got the hairpin as prize, which she dutifully gave back to her friend.

Episode 17

Minglan was punished by her father for having some kind of dealings with Qi Heng.  It was very unseemly for a girl from the lower rank to be raising her hopes for the ducal heir.

Meanwhile, Gu Tianye wanted to establish his own house and he needed a lady of the house to do so.  He set his eyes on Miss Yu, the first daughter of the Yu house.  He felt that they have many things in common, starting from having lost their mothers from a young age and being undervalued by their families.

Unfortunately, his reputation is such that when he came calling with hs dowry, the House of Yu would not entertain him.

Episode 18

Gu Tingye finally had a chance for a match up with the eldest Miss Yu but his mistress Manniang sabotaged the relationship before it even begun.

Manniang went to the Yu Manor and did all the pitiying begging of having an audience with Miss Yu including hugging a post and wailing and crying.  She could not be kept quiet until she had seen the Yus,  And we she did she proceeded to tell them about her chilldren with Tingye.

Miss Yu was scandalised and so was her grandmother who had a fainting spell.  It was left to Minglan to sort it out.

Miss Yu finally refused a marriage with Tingye as an old suitor had surface.

Tingye went to sought Minglan about the incident and blamed her for the abrupt end of his pursuit of Miss Yu.

Minglan said that if he needed to blame someone then he should start with himself for keeping such an unrully mistress.

Tingye was annoyed with Minglan for looking down as his mistress.  Their conversation went from bad to worst.

Tingye told her that perhaps he went to the wrong household to offer his suit.  He should have asked to marry her.

Minglan said that she would rather jump off a cliff or drown herself.  She would also become a Buddhist nun rather than be his wife.  This scene is so cute because for the first time Minglan really was so animated.

Episode 19

This is a sad episode.

The Family Yu had a rethink.  They would allow Tingye to marry into their family of scholars if he is prepared to get rid of his mistress and two children.

The Marquis of Gu said that his son would.  But Mrs Yu wanted confirmation from the horse’s mouth.  So Tingye was called.

When Mrs Yu told him that he needed to get rid of his mistress and children, Tingye said that Manniang is a very weak woman and won’t be able to survive in the street alone and he cannot be without his children.

His father was so annoyed and started telling off Tingye in front of everyone.  Mrs Yu escaped followed by Lady Gu.

In his fury, the Marquis of Gu took a javelin and struck the kneeling Tingye at the back. He then told him to get out and never darken the doorstep again.

Tingye said he does not want to leave.  He had a heart to heart with his father, remembering that his father once loved him and spoiled him when he was younger.  He then went to hang on his father shirt tail and embraced him.  His father was just about to pat him at the back to console him but he coughed out blood instead and fainted on the floor.

He was told by his Lady Gu to get the doctor from the pharmacy as well as the court physician.  When he returned with them, their path was blocked.  Both doctors cannot wait, they both left.

He was being blamed by his father’s collapsed.

He waited patiently at a side room to see his father when he recovers.  But he waited too long and missed saying goodbye to his dying father.

The Gu family gathered together and put the blame on him for having caused his father’s death.

Only his Third Brother stood up for him.

He then realised that it was all a plot to get rid of him, for him to leave the mansion.

He was so desolate walking the street when his best friend, Changbai came to find him to condole with him.

He started drinking and he self-pityingly said that he was all alone, no father, no mother.

Changbai said you have children.

Episode 20

Nanny Zhao told Tingye not to trust Manniang but Tingye refused to listen.

For ten days Nanny Zhao painstakingly followed Manniang every day.  Manniang would sell or pawn pieces of jewelry, part of the dowry of his mother, and Nanny Zhao would buy them back or redeem them.

Nanny Zhao showed her evidence to Tingye but he was so stupid still refusing to believe.  Nanny Zhao finally begged Tingye to follow Manniang himself the next day and see what she does.  If Manniang does not do anything suspicious then Nanny Zhao promised that she won’t say anything anymore ever.

Tingye did follow Manniang the next day and was utterly surprised that she was meeting her supposedly dead brother who used to beat her up.

He controlled his anger and gave Manniang a chance to come clean but she was just spouting one lie after another.  As evidence, he had her brother brought in.  Mannang immediately blamed her brother, that he made her do it, he was gambling again and wanted money or else threatened to kidnap their children.

Tingye at last the extent of Manniang lies.  He told her to go or else he would make her life in the capital so unbearable.

He was woken up the next morning with the news that Manniang, her borther and Tingye’s son were gone.

Quickly Tingye went to look for them.

Episode 21

It started with the funeral of the Marquis of Gu, where Tingye was not invited to attend, though he dawned his funeral garb and paid his respect to the funeral cortege at the sideline.

After the funeral, Tingye was talking to Changbai, who was slated to get married in a couple of months.

Changbai begged Tingye to postpone leaving town until after his wedding.

Tingye said that Changbai is closer to him that his own brother and he doesn’t want to rub off his misfortune towards him especially on his wedding day.

Changbai understood and wish his friend well in his hunt of Manniang and their son.

Tingye’s out of town sojourn seemed to have done him a lot of good.  He looked healthy and handsome especially with a bow and arrow, which he got to use to save a father and son, both soldiers from bandits.

As the wedding preparation for Changbai is becoming more frenetic,

Minglan found out from her lady’s maid that Qi Heng is planning to bring his parents to propose marriage to her.

Minglan immediately consulted her grandmother, who was in between being annoyed and concerned about this development.  She was not happy at all that Minglan might be marrying into the ducal of Qi.  She reckons that Family Qi is much to high up to be compatible with the Sheng family. The grandmother also heard that the princess, who is going to be Minglan’s potential mother in law has got quite a temper on her.

Minglan assured her grandmother that she had turned down Qi Heng previously.

This is not the only concern that is besetting Minglan at present.  Her maids are always fighting to the point that the legal wife had to intervene and punish the main on behalf of Minglan, who had been treating the maids rather indulgently.

The grandmother summoned Minglan and told her point-blank that she knew Minglan had planned everything so precisely so the respective servants from the Big Madam and Little Madam were sent back to them.

Episode 22

As advised Minglan, the princess and Qi Heng did come to visit during the wedding.

The princess said that the Sheng girls are so beautiful and smart so she would like them to become real sisters to her only son.

Poor Qi Heng was devastated from being misled by the princess and for being a brother rather than the husband of Minglan.

Minglan, though totally disappointed as well but accepted the siblingship present with dignity.

But behind close doors, Minglan cried her eyes out.

Her grandmother understood and thought a change of scene is well in order.

She therefore took Minglan with her to pay a visit to their old hometown.

They had to travel by water.

They noted that Qi Heng was tagging along with them in another boat.

Minglan had a very brief, well chaperoned talk with Qi Heng when they to stop over for provisions in ln land.

Minglan made it clear to Qi Heng that the gulf between their station in life was just to vast and it would be better to forget her and find someone suitable for him.

Qi Heng was far from discouraged.  He promised her that she comes back he would have convinced his mother to accept that he will only marry Minglan.

With the promise, he gave her the female figurine of the loving wedding couple.  He said he will wait for her.

This was very unfortunate because Minglan, her grandmother and the rest of their retinue were a victim of water bandits and they did not have anyone to protect them.

Her grandmother was taken to safety by a couple of boatmen but Minglan and the rest of the servants for lack of transport to safety.   Minglan and her maid jumped into the water.

Episode 23

Minglan was going deeper and deeper into the water and seemed to have prepared herself to meet her maker with the bride statue clasped firmly in her hands.

But she was rescued by none other than Gu Tingye.

He took her to his lair where he stays with his daughter and the canal gang.  They have been guarding the water for a possible sighting of \Manniang and son.

Though it was a happy carefree place to be,  Minglan cannot help but advise Tingye to take his daughter away from this kind of environment as his young daughter really need a safe and settled home to anchor her for the future.

This made Tingye think and as soon as Minglan has been safely delivered to her grandmother, Tingye and his right-hand man joined the army.

Episode 24

This is a rather interesting episode.  It is regarding divorce in ancient China.  It was better to have a legal separation rather than an all-out divorce, which can affect the whole family of the woman including marriage prospects of her sisters.

Tingye is doing well in the military.

Episode 25

Due to the stress of the separation and divorce of Minglan’s cousin, the elder grandmother matriarch of the other Zheng family died.

During her funeral, the bandits struck and frightened the mourners.  For some reason, Minglan runs away again and was being chased by the bandits. (Minglan is not a team player)  Thank goodness, Tingye got her and took care of her.

She was quite happy having a chat with him when his assistant said that the soldiers and the Zheng family had been looking for Minglan.

Tingye sent her home pronto without a bodyguard but surreptitiously followed her to safety.

Tingye’s assistant teased him about Minglan and he laughed.

Episode 26

Minglan’s own grandmother had had enough of rural countryside, so she decided to go back to the capital with Minglan.

They found out that the First sister had a baby.

They also found out that it was not a happy place at the Qi Manor. To replace the maid who was sold to slavery for being such a coquette, the Princess had a number of girls to try out for the position.  Apparently, Qi Heng had a role in choosing the new maid. He chose a girl that had an uncanny resemblance to Minglan.  She even becomes his personal maid.

This turn of event was noticed by the princess, so he fired the maid.

Qi Heng had staged a hunger strike and had been too weak to leave his room.

It was the day of the lantern festival, Minglan got a message that Qi Heng’s servant was waiting to speak with her.

She asked him whether Qi Heng was doing the hunger strike because of the maid or because of her?

She was assured that his master has always been true to her.

Minglan said to tell Qi Heng that if he is true to her then he has got her devotion.  ahhhhh

Their conversation was interrupted by the announcement that a curfew has suddenly been put in place.  Everyone was asked to go home immediately.

It turned out that the princess of Rong had been abducted by the bandits.  She was then dumped into the market place the next day.

The princess could not take the humiliation, she hung herself.

It is a scary time.

Episode 27

Lady Gu invited the ladies of Bianjang for a soiree.  The princess was there and Minglan was looking out if the Younron (Qi Heng) was also somewhere in there.

He was.  Buwei, Qi Heng guard, secretly led Minglan to where Qi Heng was. He said that she does not seem to like gifts of gold and silver but found that she was quite partial to food so he brought a thousand layer cake.

Once again Qi Heng promised her that he would rather die than marry someone else other than her.

Minglan told him that she would not see him ever again that he was unwell because of her.

Qi Heng also said that there was going to be an audience with the king where Qi Heng is planning to beg the king to grant  Qi Heng’s marriage to MInglan.

Minglan more or less told what was said to her ladies’ maid.

They were surprised by the sudden presence of Tingye, who said that just like Emperor Ming and Noble Yong, they did not end up in the end because there were bigger issues and responsibilities than just themselves.

Tingye said that that Qi Heng is the old son and heir of the ducal Qi so in the end, he will have to take responsibility.

Minglan doesn’t appear to be overly bothered, probably being she is beginning to be intrigued by Tingye or she trusts Qi Heng implicitly?

Well the trust is going to be tested at its limit because Qi Heng is now at the end of his tether, weakened by starvation and grief from the death of Bunwei, who was beaten to death by the order of the princess.  Bunwei would rather die than squeal for being the go-between his master and Minglan.

Qi Heng said to his mother that he will marry Minglan whether she likes it or not,

The Princess then told him a few home truths.  The death of the princess of Rong was all due to Qi Heng.  Apparently, the Princess had fallen in love at first sight with Qi Heng during the polo match.  Her family had asked the princess for a marriage between the family.

Almost at that same time the favorite daughter of the Prince of Yong had also wanted a match with Qi Heng.  When the princess had told them that the princess of Rong was more or less first in the queue, the Prince of Yong arranged the kidnapping of the Rong princess, which led to her death.

His mother told Qi Heng that their very survival and of their ducal is now on his shoulders.  If he does not commit to a marriage with the Princess of Yong, then they might as well be the walking deads.

Episode 28

Another sad episode but I must admit it was not that heartbreaking because there wasn’t much of an interraction between Minglan and Qi Heng.

Anyway, the duke of  Qi was on his way home when he was kidnapped by the Prince of Yong, who was so powerful that even the ailing emperor can’t really go against him.

The normally strong Princess Pinying (Heng’s mother) was left incapable.

It the end it was left to Qi Heng to sort things out and to do this he had to marry the Princess of Yong.

He was so upset but his hands are tied.

MInglan heard of this development and was of course devastated but reckoned that Qi Heng was left without a choice.

Tingye also heard of the news and went to speak with Qi Heng.  Tingye said that it was really all Qi Heng’s fault.  He did not make a stand with his parents at the very start, he left things to simmer into how it finally resovled itself.

Qi Heng said that he was marrying the princess for the Sheng family’s sake.  The Yongs threatened the Qis and the Shengs if there was no marriage alliance between the Qi and Yong.

Tingye said that he can always go to the emperor and sue the Yongs for kidnapping and why not kidnap the Yong princess as a tit for tat.  He said that Qi Heng only has to say the world and he will help him any way he can.

But no matter what Tingye said, Qi Heng is just too weak.  He does not even have the got to see Minglan for the last time instead he gave the man statue of the loving couple to Tingye to pass on to Minglan.

Tingye for the last time said that he was harming Minglan’s reputation by marrying someone else.

Qi Heng sadly concurred.

Tingye went to the Sheng Manor and saw Minglan.  He passed to her the statue but Minglan instead told him to wait for a moment.

She went to get the female statue fo the loving couple and asked Tingye to return both of the loving couple to Qi Heng.

Tingye told Minglan that he has an army assignment and may be away for quite some time.  He said that if anyone says anything evil about her marriageabilty, he will cut their sordid mouths when he return.  Awwww

Food for thoughts:

Tingye:

The future is never predictable.

In all matters, look ahead.

Light yourself a good future.

Minglan:

It is true, our eyes are grown on the fron so we could look forwardly.

Episode 29

Countess Wu was determined to match Minglan to Liang Sixth, her son.

Unfortunately, Minglan was not interested Molam, the fourth sister wants to be a part of the Liang House.

It was mutual as well as Liang Sixth prefers her coquettish way rather than of the studious Minglan.

Episode 30

Countess Wu continued to shower Minglan with presents which she shares with her sisters.  Fifth sister was quite satisfied sharing some of the gifts but Molan felt slighted.

She reckoned that it was beneath her partaking some of the gifts given to Minglan.  So instead of being grateful she started a fight with Minglan.

Minglan ended with a bleeding cheek, which Master Sheng can’t really ignore.

Minglan’s being meek, timid and obedient over the years has finally paid off.

When her father investigated the incident, they had to believe Minglan’s side of the story.  She said that Molan had been harboring bad blood against her because she threw mud at her during the last polo game.

Minglan elaborated that Molan was trying to behave inappropriately by loitering into the men’s enclosure/domain, which would have tongue wagging about the misbehavior of Molan.  This would be a reflection of the whole Sheng family.

Minglan’s reasoning was so logical that her father punished Molan with 20 slaps on her hands.

Grandma Sheng knew that Minglan had been planning the situation for a long time and admire her for it.

Episode 31

The Sheng Master has found a suitable suitor for Molan, a  literature scholar from a poor/ordinary background. The very idea of a poor husband repelled her so much.

It might repel her but the fifth sister showed a little interest when she encountered the scholar, who was gentle and charming.

Minglan had been secretly plotting something by going frequently to the temple.

Sadly during one of her visits to the Yuqing temple, she spied up Qi Heng and his new wife looking all loved up.  they were in the temple to offer prayers and to request for babies.  What Minglan did not know was that Qi Heng prayed for her health and happiness and that she finds a good husband.

Molan took matters to her own hand.  As she was not allowed to go out of the manor, she dressed up as one of the maids.  She then went to the temple and conveniently fell where Laing Sixth was nearby.  They had a very tender moment.

From then on, Molan would meet Liang Sixth for a clandestine affair.  One such time, they were seen by the Big Madam Sheng’s maid.

The Big Madam was shocked at first but did not lose time in reporting the affair to Master Sheng.

Episode 32

Master Sheng caught his daughter with Liang Sixth.  He was shocked and distressed at the repercussion of his immoral daughter.  Her sisters and brothers lives would also be blighted.

Big Madam went to proposed marriage to Countess Wu, who cunningly said that she would agree but Minglan would be part of the deal.  Minglan would be the main wife and Molan would be the concubine.

The old madam went berserk.  She said that she would not have her innocent beloved Minglan married to Liang Sixth who was even more immoral than Gu Tingye.  Over her dead body.

Minglan herself said that she would rather be a nun.

The Old Madam said that she would go herself to propose marriage for Molan

Episode 33

Molan and her mother got their wish.  Molan was married off to the Liangs.  During the Leaving the Chamber ceremony, her father told her that whether was fortunate or unhappy with her marriage, she was not to darken their doorstep again.  He was cutting her off from the family.

After the wedding party, the first concubine was severely punished and cast away in a derelict shack.

Not many days after, it gossiped that the First Concubine had passed away as a result of her caning.

The Big Madam was so stressed, she was genuinely sad and yet can’t help herself from laughing.  Good acting.

The Old madam was very sharp.  She realised that this was all the work of Minglan, it was all her machination.

She slapped Minglan but immediately hugged her.

Minglan said that she felt guilty but not sorry.  The concubine murdered her mother and showed her witness evidence to the grandma.  She wanted to be punished even by death.

The Old Madam said to keep what happened between them and never to talk about it again.

Episode 34

Gu Tingye is back in the scene.  He was helping Pring Tong to ensure that the despotic Prince Yan does not get to inherit the throne.

They were on their way to the capital.

Meanwhile, the Sheng Household was rather worried about their menfolk: Master Sheng and Changbai, confined to the palace for overtime, are not having anything to eat.  So they tasked Minglan to bring them roasted fish soup.

It was also the empress soiree where she invited the wives of the dukes, earls, and marquis.  The empress was going to punished Princess Pinying for Qi Heng refusal to marry the Princess of Yan at first which the Princes of Tong killed.

Guards and soldiers have now come inside the palace to unseat the king.

Episode 35

Minglan escaped from the palace by dressing as a eunuch.  In her escape, she met up with a palace made tasked to deliver the military seal and king’s edict written in his own blood to Prince Zhou of Zhouyong naming him as the heir apparent, the crown prince.

As luck would have it, Minglan was saved again by Tingye, who is becoming more gorgeous and I think Minglan think so too. 🙂

Tingye rather mysteriously told her that he knew who her future husband.  Their chemistry was so overflowing.

They got to the palace and saved the king from the attack of Prince Yan.  After Prince Yan was killed, everything died down.

The Prince of Zhou and his son and Tingye was bowing before the king.  The king noticed Tingye immediately and humbly apologised to him for personally failing him in the ministerial exam.  He said to him that Tingye will now have to look after Prince Zhou and his family and the Zhou family must promise to look after Tingye.

Prince Zhou did not realise that Tingye was the son of a marquis and not just an ordinary soldier.

Episode 36

After the emperor had died prince Zhou is the new emperor.

The empire is in a state of mourning.

The He family were waiting for the lifting of the mourning before they officially ask for Minglan’s hand in marriage.

Minglan was quite amenable with the match-up with Mr He as he was gentle and kind and favoured by her grandmother.

The maids were walking Mr He to his carriage.  He was no more than one hundred feet away when there was a veiled woman who forced herself in his carriage.

The maid went to get Minglan who found Brother He and the woman having a  very emotive conversation.

The woman is apparently his cousin who had been abducted by a gang who tattoed her face.  The tattoo would mean no one would want to marry her or even take her as a maid.

She therefore implored the kind Mr He to take her as his concubine.

Mr He did not say no immediately but Minglan had heard enough.  She told Mr He that she would not like him to take a concubine or have the woman as a servant in their household.

Minglan reckons that the woman has a place in Mr He’s heart but Minglan would not be sharing his heart with anyone.

She told her grandmother what happened and she agreed that he had to get rid of the woman otherwise she would not allow Minglan to marry him.

The fifth miss is now involved in her own clandestine romantic interlude.  She has now secretly meeting the poor scholar, her father found for her sister, Molan.

It is unfortunate because as a legal daughter, her parents would like her to marry someone with a title.

Episode 37

Gu Tinye is back from six months of fighting and patrolling.  He has decided to get married as quickly as possible and he wanted to be wed with the Sheng family.

He told Changbai that he wanted to marry his beautiful sister with a kind personality.

Chngbai, thinking Tingye was talking about Rulan, told his surprised mother and father who fell off their seats.

His father asked if it was really Rulan he wanted to marry because his description sounded more like Minglan.

Rulan said she was never going to marry Tingye.

Minglan told Rulan that Tingye is a changed man, who is upstanding, brave, intelligent and kind.

Rulan said that Minglan was overpraising him, perhaps she should marry him.  Minglan said rather wryly that he did not want to marry her.

Episode 38 – 39

Rulan was found out that she was meeting a man behind her ‘betrothed’ back.

Tingye was not unhappy as he’s always known and that it was actually all part of his plan to Minglan to marry him.

Because Rulan was having a clandestine affair with someone else, then to prevent her family from further embarrassment, the next eligible girl has to honour the promise made to the Gu family.  Minglan was of course the girl.  Very cunning.

To make sure that Minglan knows that she was really the one he wanted, he threw a polo match where Minglan and sisters were invited.

Minglan, when she saw Tingye tried to leave but he went after her and told her that he had wanted to make her his wife when he saved her and she was nice to his daughter.

Minglan was so  happy that she even volunteered to partner with Tingye to play polo.

Minglan had actually developed a bit of a crush on Tingye already and was disappointed when she thought he meant to marry Rulan.

Qi Heng found out that he passed the imperial exam the same time that he got to hear that Minglan was to marry Gu Tingye.

Qi Heng was absolutely gutted.  He is now a widower and wanted his parents to ask for Minglan’s hand in marriage but it was just too late.  However, he tried by going into the Sheng Manor but he was refused admittance.

Episode 40 The Wedding

It was a very red wedding.

Minglan was so excited; far from being nervous and a little anxious to be leaving her home, she was giggling inside her horse drawn wedding palaquin.

And she should be happy as her groom was gorgeous, flirty, funny and attentive.

It was interesting to see the wedding traditions.  They have to bow to heaven and earth, followed by a bow to their parents and lastly to each other.  How respectful!

Anyway, Minglan was given a dowry by her grandmother consisting of shows and farmlands, which she thought was more than enough.

But her groom presented her a dowry more than ten times the amount of her own.  The dowry consists of many properties most from his mother’s side of the family, the Bais and Tingye said that his wife has to manage them all now. He trusted her not like he did Manniang.

Minglan was overwhelmed with the idea of managing all the properties including their household as well but Tingye said he had complete faith in her.  He said that he only trusted three people: Nanny Zhang, Xiotou (his bodyguard) and her, Minglan.

Ahhh and Minglan felt ahhhh as well and felt affectionate towards him especially when he swore with his position and prowess that he will never disappoint her.

They got talking about concubines.  Minglan said that he can have concubines which dampened his spirit a little bit.  Minglan does not show jealousy.

Anyway, everything was forgotten when they consummated their wedding night.

Episode 41 – 42

Minglan and Tingye were currently living at the Gu Manor as tradition.  Minglan has to get used to living with a new husband as well as in-laws.

The Gu Manor has a very extended family.  There is a third house, a fourth house, etc.  And the wives in the houses were determined to give Minglan, who comes from a lowly background, not noble like them to get a ‘traditional’ right of passage for new brides.

They presented her with a woman, who was supposed to be a bedmate of Tingyu.  As it is the woman refuses to leave the manor and the only way was for Tingyu to take her in as a concubine or as a maid.

The first day of married life and was presented with such a situation that could end a married immediately was unthinkable.

But Minglan was quick-witted.  She said that she cannot make a decision without her husband, she must consult him.  The matriarchs were telling her that the main wife has to choose the concubine for her husband so it is her decision.

Minglan just repeated what she said and finally told them that she was disrespectful and would willingly kneel at the Gu temple, which she did.

The Matriarchs at first were happy for her self punishment but the Minglan’s mother-in-law, who always appears amiable, gentle and weak, said that they should not punish Minglan on the first day because if it got out their family would be laughed at.

So the mother-in-law went to rescue Minglan from the Gu Shrine.  Minglan knew the psyche of her mother-in-law, who pretends to be weak and charming but she actually rules everyone by psychologically inciting a situation.

Minglan was so unhappy finding that Tingye was inside their bedroom.  She wanted to know why he did not come and rescue her?

Tingye said that he has complete trust in her to overcome any trials.

She then told Tingye about the maid who was being forced on her to make as a concubine for her husband.

Tingye explained that he had to take in the maid before because she was abused by one of the houses and he felt pity for her, he took her into his bed/room.

Minglan said she pities the girl and perhaps she can be a concubine.  Tingye was rather upset and asked Minglan if she does not feel jealousy at all.

Minglan said that she is willing for him to have concubines as long as they have good characters.

Tingye had announced to the Gus that he and Minglan are moving out to their own manor which was bestowed to him by the new king.

 

 

About Is Love (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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About Is Love (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance, Phobia, Corporate Romance
  • Release Date: December 2018
  • Origin: China
  • CDrama: 30 Episodes

Cast:

  • Yan Xi as Wei Qing
  • Xu Xiao Nuo as Zhou Shi
  • Li Xin Bo as Bi Qiu Jing
  • Cai Yi Jia  as Ning Fei

I am absolutely addicted to Chinese drama that I have been watching episodes without subtitles,  thus I have not fully understood what was going on.

Would that stop me?  Well, the drama and the cast had to be pretty interesting for me to continue watching/

This drama seems a good watch.  Apparently, it is about a president of a company who suffers from a severe form of OCD, which unfortunately affected the way he does not interact with the female of the species.

An incident when he was 18 caused this condition, but despite this, he sounded rather optimistic and on a mission to find his princess.

And he found her… and their adventure begins…

Episode 1

The university is giving out scholarship sponsored by a chain of hotels.  The CEO of the hotels is Wei Xing and one of the recipients of the scholarship is a young lady, Zhou Shi, who was in the Department of Arts.

Zhou Shi was absolutely surprised about the scholarship and more so when she saw the CEO.

She knew him…

A few months ago, she became an intern at one of his hotels.  At that time she has a crush on one of her seniors and was planning to confess to him on Chinese Valentine’s day.

She organised a room for him and put a confession letter as well as a ring under his pillow.

Unfortunately for her, the CEO came to the hotel and took the hotel room she already arranged for her would be boyfriend to stay in.

The CEO has a severe case of OCD and ensured the hotel room is perfectly clean, thus, he found her letter and other toiletries she bought for the ‘boyfriend’.  He threw them all away.

Becasue Zhou Shi was in charge of cleaning the room, she became the butler of the CEO.

The CEO was staying at the hotel with his girlfriend.  A girl he met a month ago when he was so depressed for not being able to keep a girlfriend as he develops a severe case of allergic reaction when he touches a woman.

He was at the end of his tether and drunk.  He was about to jumped off a bridge when a girl pulled him back up.  He fell on her on the ground and felt safe and realised not being allergic.

He was woken up by a beautiful girl, thinking that she was his rescuer.  He asked her immediately to be his girlfriend.

Now he brought her to the hotel and realised that she makes him come in rashes.  She was not the one.

Flipped (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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Flipped (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Modern Romance; Supernatural powers, mystery
  • Release Date: 24 December 2018
  • Origin: Chine
  • CDrama: 24 Episodes

Cast: 

  • Gao Hanyu as Qi Xun
  • Chen Yumi as Feng Shuang Shuang
  • Gu Landi as Kun Lan
  • Lin YanRou as Qi Tian
  • Zhu Wen Chao as He Zhengchang
  • Jack Sun Keiji as Shi Lang
  • Jenna Wang Siping as Du Wan Tian
  • Miao Zijie as Feng Yun

Episode 1

Qi Xun is a genius architect, who is the CEO of MIST.  He has the power to teleport from one place to another but does cause him dizziness when he does it.  He has a sister, Qi Tian, who he doted on.

Qi Tian or Tian Tian has a terminal illness.  There was a doctor who could possibly help her but had vanished about 10 years ago.  Despite her condition, Tian Tian remains cheerful.  She has also the power to see into the future.  And she saw that her brother was about to start a romance with a girl who paints.

What do you know?  At that same day, he teleported himself into his office building where a girl was painting a huge mural.  He bumped into the girl causing her to leave a colorful stain on his face with her paintbrush.

She is Feng Shuang Shuang, who is no ordinary girl.  It looks like she has a rather mysterious past.

And someone from her past was a boy of her own age who had been looking for her.  He was Kun Lan.

Shuang Shuang had to ask for Kun Lan’s help when a man, who she seemed to know, forced open her apartment door.  She was just able to climb into the next floor balcony with the help of Kun Lan as the man came to find her.

Meanwhile Qi Xun’s assistant who has a crush on his sister was able to find some news about the missing doctor.

Tian Tian teased her brother that he will be making progress with the painter lady.  He will end up kissing her.

So true, because he teleported straight in front of the girl with his lips gluing itself to the girl’s own lips.

Episode 2

For a few minutes, they remained in a kissing position, both too shocked to make a move.  They were still glued to one another when a few of the employees found them in this intimate position. When they finally got to their senses, they found that they can’t really entangle from each other because her hair was caught on his shirt button.  She had to use a blade to cut off the button from his shirt along with a few strands of her hair.

The man that broke into Shuang Shuang apartment had camped in her room.  It turned out that he was her father who had been looking for her since she escaped from being locked up.

Shuang Shuang said that she loves her father and he loves her but rather too much.  He was not always like this protective.  It was only after her mother died that his father had developed a pathological fear that something nasty might happened to her as well.  He used to lock her in the house or in a big chest when he was going out and can’t watch over her.

He even prevented her from going to university for fear of her running away.

And she ran away when it just got too much.  But however careful she was he seemed to always find her.

He found out that she was now employed by MIST.

Tian Tian can’t understand why she kept dreaming of  the same man (the man looks like Kun Lan) she doesn’t know.

Apparently, there were a few mutants who were created in the world.  They were called the Talented.  These mutants have superpowers.  In order that they can be kept in control or heal their pain, a healer is assigned to each Talented.  There is also another group whose aim is to protect the healer.  Kun Lan is a protector who had been looking for Shuang Shuang.  So is she a healer?

Episode 3

Shuang Shuang’s landlord was about to rent out her apartment to someone else because she was late with her rent.  Come Kun Lan to the rescue.  He paid her rent, unfortunately, she can’t really go into her flat as her father has been coming and going, often drunk.

Having nowhere to stay. Shuang Shuang was persuaded to share Kun Lan top apartment until her father leaves town permanently.

Shuang Shuang has become a permanent employee at MIST.  But she is finding it rather hard to do her job as she really doesn’t have the right background for it.

The vice president, Wan Tian, who is the co-founder of the company was rather jealous that the CEO personally picked Shuang Shuang to join the company so in her way she was making it hard of Shuang Shuang to settle down.

Thank goodness for the other employees who were ready to support and encourage Shuang Shuang as well as guide her along the way.  This was noticed by Qi Xun who became rather jealous.

Apparently, Shuang Shuang might be the healer they have been looking for to help his sister.

Was he after Shuang Shuang for his sister benefit or his?

Shuang Shuang and Qi Kun almost had another kissing moment but Qi Kun stopped himself in time.  So cute.

Episode 4

Shuang Shuang was in trouble again after disappearing from work without so much a by your leave.  Chief Inspector Wan Tian was in the middle of telling her off for her lack of good working etiquette when Qi Xun interrupted and said that Shuang Shuang was with him inspecting a project all day yesterday.

Wan Tian asked which project but Qi Xun told her point blank that he does not have to report to her.

Actually Qi Xun took Shuang Shuang to a place where he can’t cross the demarcation line protected by a spell.

To his surprise, Shuang Shuang can get in but became visibly upset after seeing a vignette of her own history with her mother in a house that suddenly appeared.  She fainted from the stress.  Qi Xun forced to get to her which caused him some harm.  He picked Shuang Shuang and then teleported to Shi Lang his assistant, house near a lake.

Qi Tian, who bunked off school, also happened to be there.  She wanted to ask Shi Lang about paragliding.

Wen Tian assigned Shuang Shuang to submit three reports, which meant SS would need to work overtime.  She was in the library when she saw Qi Xun again.

She said a quick hello and then she went back to her work.  Qi Xun followed her.

Episode 5

Kun Lan is becoming a permanent fixture at MIST.  He was often visiting to bring food to the group.  The first time was when he brought hotpot.  Shuang Shuang invited Qi Xun and  Tian Tian to join them to partake the ‘steamboat’ hotpot.  Qi Tian immediately declined but Tian Tian against Qi Xun’s advised followed Shuang Shuang.

She was thunderstruck when she saw the man in her dreams.  Kun Lan was there before her.  She was mesmerised.

Shuang Shuang met a woman who apparently is a doctor and a regular visitor to a nursing home, which is a current project for MIST.  While they are chatting on the way to the hospice, they were being followed by He Zhengchang, who was after revenge for the death of his beloved brother.

He was after a woman with a red mole on her neck, which the doctor has.

He kidnapped the doctor and was asking her why she treated his brother so appallingly when Shuang Shuang heard the cry for help of the woman.   Shuang Shuang followed the sound into the forest.  Before long she was captured as well and tied to a tree blindfolded.

He Zhengchang realised that he got the wrong doctor, and let her go.  He was also about to release Shuang Shuang when Qi Xun appeared suddenly.

After some fighting, he took Shuang Shuang away with him.

Shuang Shuang then noticed that he was hurt and bleeding.  They ended up in his house.

Tian Tian gave the first aid box to  Shuang Shuang and left her to tend to her brother.

Episode 6

Tian Tian was still thinking about Kun Lan.  She can’t help herself, she just had to take a peek at him in the future. She was giddily happy but in the process she felt her strength ebbing.

Shuang Shuang found her sleeping in the sofa.  She touched to wake Tian Tian up but it looks like they have a connection as a force coming from her has invigurated Tian Tian, who felt well once again.

Tian Tian asked Shuang Shuang if she felt weird.

Shuang Shuang replied in the affirmative.  It looks like Shuang Shuang might be Tian Tian’s healer, probably the daughter of her original healer, who disappeared ten years ago.

Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun are starting to get on well much to the disappointment of Wan Tian, who had loved Qi Xun since there were in college.

The episode ended with Shuang Shuang humiliated during a general product conference when her powerpoint was sabotaged by bitchy emails about bitchy Wan Tain and the love life of their boss.

Episode 7

Shuang Shuang was absolutely humiliated and was not helped at all when Qi Xun jealously told her that she if was doing her job rather that continuously flirting with every man she comes across with, then she might do her job well. This was because just prior to the project meeting, Qi Xun saw Kun Lan being chummy with Shuang Shuang.

To cheer her, Kun Lan took her to dinner, where Wan Tian was busy getting drunk having finally accepted that Qi Xun was just not into her.

Shuang Shuang also drank quite a lot.

While Kun Lan was paying the bill, Shuang Shuang went to the loo and found a drunk Wan Tian.

Wan Tian told her that she does like Qi Xun but her resolution was to keep away from him from now on.

She said she was going to do her own project.  Shuang Shuang drunkenly said that she wanted to be in the project with her.  She will follow her wherever she goes.

And she did because the next morning, Qi Xun wanted to find out where Shuang Shuang was but was told that she went with Qi Xun to do a hotel project.

At the hotel where they were staying in Wan Tian invited Shuang Shuang to go to the spa with her.  She told Shuang Shuang that she hates her because she got her job so easily without the proper background and accreditation.

Shuang Shuang, on the other hand, said that she admires Wan Tian so much she wanted to be like her.

Want Tian was rather moved but told her that she still does not like her.

On their project tour, Shuang Shuang seems to be in a world of her own, that is why she missed their transport back to the hotel.

It got so dark and she realised that she was alone and her workmates have gone. She runs in the rain and being chased by thunder and lightning.

Qi Xun heard the news about some inclement weather where his employees went.

He called Shuang Shuang several times but she was out of reach.  He then called Wan Tian who found out that they were missing Shuang Shuang.

Her hotel roommate was jealous of Shuang Shuang so despite knowing that Shuang Shuang was not with them in the bus, she pretended they were all accounted for as the bus was leaving the hotel project.

Qi Xun immediately teleported to the hotel but to his surprise, he was back in his office.

Episode 8

Qi Xun’s teleporting was being affected by the magnetic field of the thunder and lightning.  He got a precised location of the hotel and teleported again and this time he was successful.

He asked  a surprised Wan Tian if she had a car to drive to their hotel project to look for Shuang Shuang.

Wan Tian was very worried for him as he does not drive usually becasue there was a backstory where someone died while he was driving.

But as Fu Zi in Evernight said, “Affection is a great motivation”, so he drove the car like a maniac and did find Shuang Shuang alive and well.

He hugged her as soon as he saw her.

They had a heart to heart where Qi Xun confessed that he can teleport, he gave her a quick gist of Quantum Physics where with a wormhole, you can bend space and time.

She was so impressed with him but he told her that he might have been given by this talent by God but He took something from him in return.  So in reality is just ordinary person that can teleport.  He also mentioned that Qi Tian has talent as well.  She can predict the future but this was damaging her health and she needed a healer.

Shuang Shuang immediately volunteered to help look fo the missing healer.

This did it for Qi Xun, he can’t help but give her a long, very lonnnnng kiss.

Back at the office, everything went back to normal but Qi Xun seemed to have truly fallen in love with Shuang Shuang.  It brings him joy just to be able to look at her picture in his mobile phone.  Awww

Episode 9

This is such a cute episode.  They are officially going out together and they have plenty of skinship.  She kissed him just after he brushed his teeth.  He then asked her to shave his face, which ended in him kissing her and rolled around in bed.

But at work, Shuang Shuang wanted to keep their relationship a secret but Qi Xun was not too happy especially when he heard that she described him as just an ordinary friend.

Qi Tian had another episode when she was out with Shi Lang buying roses.  She hurt her finger with a thorny flower which drew blood and then she then fainted.

Poor Kun Lan texted Shuang Shuang that he made a feast for her and that she should come home immediately but she was just too focused on Qi Xun to answer her phone.

Episode 10

He Zhengchang is hell-bent on revenge.  He kidnapped Shuang Shuang’s father and beat him up.  He wants to know the whereabouts of Xun Xie, who was the mother os Shuang Shuang.

Zhengchang had a doppelganger brother who looked after him.  Both brothers have incurable disable.  The elder brother, though he was just 30 at that time 7 years ago, looked more like he was in his 60s.  He was aging so fast, just like their father before them.

Every day, the brother would go and knocked at Xun Xie’s house to beg her to cure his younger brother.  She doesn’t need to bother with him.

Xun Xie said that it was not that she does not want to cure them, she just can’t.

In the end, she died in a fire.  Who killed her?  it is yet to be revealed.

Anyway, Zhengchang seemed to have survived because of medicine that he had concocted himself.  Yet, he was out for revenge, targeting the whole family of Xun Xie.

After beating up Shuang Shuang’s dad, he left him near a hospital.

The hospital then called Shuang Shuang.

Shuang Shuang was really worried about her dad but at the same time wary that she gets sucked into his obsessive way of protecting her.

Kun Lan was with her to see her father.  Her father wanted her to come nearer but Shuang Shuang refused.

Shuang Shuang was scared.  She told him that she can’t go through being locked up in a box.

Her sad story was heard by Qi Xun, who was waiting for her with a tight hug.

In the end, Kun Lan assured her father that he will look after her, he will be her protector.

Her father got more bitter and worried upon hearing that Kun Lan belongs to the Kun family who was supposed to protect his wife.

Episode 11

Shuang Shuang and her father finally made up.  She remembered that he was really good to her in his own way.  It must have been hard to bring her up alone after her mother died.

Kun Lan was also able to convince the father that he is able to look after Shuang Shuang.

It was Shuang Shuang’s birthday.  Everyone seemed to know except her.

Episode 12

Shuang Shuang’s father found her in a tight embrace with Qi Xun.  As it was Shuang Shuang’s birthday he invited them, including Kun Lan to a hotpot dinner.

They got talking about the father’s background as a painter.

He told them that he was just about to open his exhibition of all his paintings when Luo Bao, his business partner, had stolen every single one of them.

He said that he was particularly sorry to have missed a painting of a girl by the lake.

Both Qi Xun and Kan Lun offered to help get back the painting.

They went to Liu Bao.  After tickling him he told them that the painting was in his van.

Qi Xun got in there first and found the painting and realised that lady was Xue Xie, his sister’s healer.  He then pondered that since her mother is gone, then Shuang Shuang must be the new healer.

At that time, his crazy sister, Qi Tian was day-dreaming of marrying Kan Lun but he appeared to be crying.

She then saw that he was not attending a wedding but a funeral, her funeral.

She was so upset, she fell on the swimming pool.

At that time Shuang Shuang with Kan Lun had just arrived and saw her falling.

They got her back from the pool almost lifeless.

Shuang Shuang gave her a CPR, including a mouth to mouth resuscitation.  As Qi Tian was becoming alert, Shuang Shuang fell into a dead faint.

Episode 13

Qi Xun realised that Shuang Shuang is a healer, the healer who they have been looking for to cure Qi Tian.

Shuang Shuang’s father found out about what had occurred and told her to rest for a few days.

When he found that she was on the phone to Qi Xun, the father went absolutely mental, even Kan Lun was rather shocked to find him going overboard, almost turning violent.

When the father calmed down, he recounted how his wife really died.

Apparently, Zhengchang brother came to beg his wife to cure his family, who suffers from an incurable disease.

The mother couldn’t really help as Zhengchang’s family are not the ‘talented’.  She could not really explain this to Zhengchang’s brother, who took the inability of the mother to help as a form of a slight, a snub to his lowly family.

The brother, as revenge, burned the house with him and Shuang Shuang’s mother still inside.

That’s how the father became wary of anyone approaching them.

Kun Lan also added that it is probable that Qi Xun approached her for her abilities rather than an attraction to her personally.  As proof, he reminded her that did Qi Xun bring her to her old house where her mother died to test that she was a healer?

Despite all these talks, she still firmly believed in Qi Xun.

She had to hear the truth from him.  Shuang Shuang quickly left the house to go to Qi Xun.

Qi Xun was missing her but feeling guilty of what he might have to ask her for his sister’s sake.

I think the sister is babied too much, too indulged.  They should sit her down and seriously tell her not to use her power for her romantic desires.  Tell her to go out there and mingle with boys.  Every time she uses her power she loses a bit of herself which weakens her.  But does she learn? No.

Anyway, Lan Shing was with Qi Xun and telling him that they should use the healer, who they have been looking for like eternity.

Qi Xun was reluctant at first despite Lan Shing asking him whether he wanted his sister cured or not.

Anyway, Qi Xun and Lan Shing was drinking brandy, neat, and was getting drunk when Shuang Shuang party heard what they were talking about.

It sounded that her father and Kan Lun were right all along that Qi Xun was just using her because she can help his sister.

Qi Xun was devastated when he realised that Shuang Shuang heard and misinterpreted what were said.

Poor Shuang Shuang.

Episode 14

Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun have not spoken as she was really upset while Qi Xun’s effort to contact her is being thwarted by both the father and Kan Lun.

Zhengcheng has now injected some chemicals into a probiotic drink that Shuang Shuang drank while blissfully imagining Qi Xun.

Episode 15

Shuang Shuang was about to leave with her father for somewhere where no one knows about them.  She left the protective ring of Kun Lan as well.

While she was walking with her father, she kept feeling disorientated and then eventually fainted.  She was taken to the hospital by her father.

The security at the hospital was very lax.  Shengcheng was able to get to her by pretending to be her doctor.  For a few days Shuang Shuang was out of it until one morning she came out of her ‘comatose’ state.  She seemed to have the ability to self-heal which puzzled and annoyed the thwarted Shengcheng.

At the hospital. she met another patient who was just a boy.  The boy is very upset and rather suicidal.

Shuang Shuang stopped him from jumping off the rooftop.  He said that because of his illness, his parents have abandoned him.  The only one who cares for him was sister Shen.

Right on cue, sister Cue was there.  As Sister Shen and Shuang Shuang shook hands, they both feel something.

Sister Shen is a healer and she has that ability to encourage one to spill one’s secret.

Before she knows it, Shuang Shuang was spilling her guts out.  She was telling Sister Shen about her aborted love affair with Qi Xun.  She told her that she was not sure whether Qi Xun loves her for herself or because she was a healer.

Shuang Shuang was well enough to go home and therefore missed Qi Xun, Kun Lan, Qi Tian and Shi Lang who came to find her at the hospital.

Qi Xun met with Sister Shen.  They shook hands and immediately he knew she was a healer.

Unfortunately, Shuang Shuang and her father had gone.

Qi Xun continued to roam the street hoping to find Shuang Shuang until he got a text from Sister Shen giving an address as Shuang Shuang would be there.

Qi Xun arrived at the place but he found Sister Shen in a bathrobe.  He told her to put something decent on.

They were having dinner when Sister Shen started seducing him. Asking why does he like Shuang Shuang?

Has Sister Shen have a hidden agenda?  Was she helping Shuang Shuang to ascertain that Qi Xun is true to her?

Episode 16

Who is Sister Shen Tong?  Is she perhaps Shuang Shuang’s mother in another body?

Shen Tong , though helping Shuang Shuang, is also secretly seducing Qi Xun.

Anyway, Shaung Shaung is back working at MIST.

Qi Tian took a chance!  She told Kun Lan that she likes him.

He was very surprised at how forward she was.

She said that she dreams of him and in it, he likes her too.

Kun Lan told her rather bluntly to stop dreaming as he will never like her.

She just smiled.

Episode 17

Qi Xun and Shi Lang can’t find much information about Shen Ton, who continues to flirt with Qi Xun.

Qi Xun met up with Shen Tong to ask her if she was really a healer and if she can really help his sister.

Shen Tong said that she will answer him if he kisses her first.

Qi Xun just can’t do it.

Meanwhile, Shuang Shuang was having dinner Kun Lan.

Kun Lan confessed to her that he likes far more than just a protector to her. That it was her fault that she made him adore her so much.

Shuang Shuang was starting to panic which Kun Lan noticed.  To make her less uncomfortable, he burst out laughing and made it confession like it was just a joke.

Shuang Shuang received a couple of packages at work which frightened her. Qi Xun was there to help but the situation ended up ridiculously funny as the second box was full of sanitary napkins.

Shuang Shuang noticed that she was being followed while on her way home.  She hid and then attack her stalker with her handbag but found that it was Qi Xun who was following her.

Episode 18

Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun made up after having a drinking bout.

Shuang Shuang confessed to Qi Xun that she likes him while Qi Xun apologised wholeheartedly.  And they really felt really loved by each other.

In the office the next day, Xi Qun wanted to buy Shuang Shuang a gift and took Wan Tian to help with the choosing the present.

Unfortunately Wan Tian mistook it as Qi Xun finally showing some interest in her.

In a birthday party arranged for her by her colleague, feeling giddy with happiness, she confessed her feelings to Qi Xun.

Qi Qun felt uncomfortable and said that there can never be more between because they are like to machine, they function and that it is.

Wan Tian then asked if it is because of Shuang Shuang, Qi Xun readily said yes.

Wan Tian what is Shuang Shuang to him.

Qi Xun said, “She is my heart.”  ahhhhh

Episode 19 – 20

Poor Wan Tian’s confession was a disaster and it was her birthday too.  She left her own party and had a good cry in the rain.

The next day, she can’t help taking out her pain and sorrow on Shuang Shuang.

Shuang Shuang went into the movies and watch The Notebook.  They were both embarrassied watching the torrid scenes but in the end, they went with the flow and kissed their faces off. 🙂

Shengcheng is out of control.  He emotionally blackmails the girl working for MIST to help him upload an apps to monitor Shuang Shuang’s phone.  He can then hear Shuang Shuang’s evert movement including when she was in the hospital with her father helping a teminal boy to pack his stuff to move to another hospital.

Shengcheng used the time to kidnap Shuang Shuang’s father and then her.

 

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